Posts Tagged ‘ unwinnable

Episode 75 – Death Becomes Us

you died

Death can either mean everything or nothing in a game. It can be the central obstacle to overcome or a minor inconvenience in a grand adventure. Whatever it means, it’s influence on how we approach and play games is undeniable.

We invite Stu Horvath, editor in chief of Unwinnable, to talk about this macabre mechanic. We talk about games that don’t make death a huge ordeal like Fez and the Lego games. How their focus on exploration and chance taking defines their place in games. We then move on to death teaching us the game, rogue-likes, retro games, and the rise of “hardcore” play-throughs.

We survived this episode, you can too!

Featuring music from 8GB’s Amiga Acid mixtape.

Guest episode: Unlistenable Podcast ep. 37

Unlistenable

Here is a guest episode from the deep, dark recesses of the Unlistenable’s vault.

This week the Unlistenable kids talk to the Lord of Apple Valley, Gus Mastrapa.

We talk to Gus about his piece, “A Shooter About Guns“.

Our talk about videogames moves around to other topics like Gus’s thoughts on Vietnam, heavy metal, robot sex, the Special Olympics and Paul Verhoeven.

Be sure to follow Gus on twitter @Triphibian.

Check out the New York Video Game Critics Circle as well!

Music provided by:
Brine and Bastards
The Donner Party

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Episode 53 – Whatcha Playin’ 10.29.12

We invite Chuck Moran of Unwinnable back to talk about the games we’ve been playing. Chuck gives us a lot to think about concerning 1st person shooters. Steve cures his Dishonored disappointment with a little HD remake love from Doom 3 BFG. Rich draws the parallels between Retro City Rampage and Grand Theft Auto. Finally, Matt shows us some more retro love with one of his favorite Super Nintendo games, UN Squardon.

Episode 52 – Constantly Unwinning

Help! We are being taken over by the Unlistenable podcast! Wait, this is pretty cool. Nevermind, we’re good.

We are joined by editor at large of Unwinnable and host of The Unlistenable Podcast, Chuck Moran. We talk about the upcoming Geek Flea, what goes into building it, what can be found there, and some of the stranger things that can be found at something like a Geek Flea.

We also let Chuck insert a bit of Unlistenable flavor with the segment “Do you Care?”. We learn a lot about eachother. Some things we like. Others we don’t… Enjoy!

Featuring music by Mitch Murder from the album Sprawl OST

Episode 32 – Smart Media

 

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, unwinnable, unwinnable.com, Stu Horvath, Fez, Splatters, Kill Screen, The Atlantic, Jonathan Blow
The internet has given us a forum to talk about video games with our peers on a scale that we never thought possible. While most game writing sticks to gameplay or the bottom line over in terms of recommending a game, game journalism is broadening its horizons, with some writers and outlets addressing the medium in previously unheard of ways. This week Unwinnable editor-in-chief Stu Horvath speaks with us about the rise of intelligent video game writing—and how its presence helps connect experiences with our personal lives and bridge the gap for people who don’t understand the medium.

Since we include Unwinnable among the smartest destinations for game writing, we also discuss the philosophy and origins of the site, as well as being internet friends with Phil Fish and Al Lowe and a spoiler-free talk concerning Mass Effect 3‘s ending. Prepare yourselves—adventure is upon us on this episode of the A Jumps B Shoots podcast.

Featuring music by 4mat from the album Decades

Fez
Journey
Persona 3 FES
The Splatters
Metro 2033
Diabolical Pitch

Our friends and supporters, Old Town Computers, have decided to use their space on our show to bring attention to Friends of BT, a small donation page for Brian Teirney. Read his story about his assault, shooting, and consider donating to support his family while he is in the hospital.